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#1 Markus56

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 11:26 PM

Does anyone know a good way to do this? I had a close call in a chevy LUV today farting around in some oversized puddles (read: the carpet got soaked). I want to swap an EA-81 into my '85 wagon and i am trying to figure out how to keep the disty from getting wet when it is mounted on the front of the motor.

#2 Turbone

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 12:06 AM

I heard a rubber glove works.

#3 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 01:10 AM

Goto the junkard and look at anything that came with a 22R or 22RE. You might get lucky and find a boot for the distributor cap. I had one for my old wagon and it worked pretty well.

I found that RTV only made it harder to fix the disty whenever it did get wet.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:35 AM

I used one from a 85 Toyota 22re before and it worked good... Before that plastic grocery bags and gorrilla tape never failed.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 12:15 PM

Also try to find the plastic shield that goes in front of the disty/carb on the EA81's. I have done nothing to my disty to waterproof it. And have been in water over the hood several times. Usually the crossings are about 2 car lengths. But that factory shield plus keeping the right speed to create the proper wake (not too fast, not too slow) has always had me driving out the other side. The water that comes in through the dash vents is another story.... :rolleyes:

But I've gotten lucky. Intake snorkle and disty waterproofing is on the list.
I like the rubber glove idea. :)

#6 Spiffy

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 02:37 PM

I've also heard of the rubber glove trick...

I'd like to see the 22R cover people are talking about though...

I had one for my old wagon and it worked pretty well.


yeah we learned that one the hard way... hehe...

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 06:08 PM

I list mine when I changed my disty... I'm going to the junk yard tomorrow and hopefully I'll find that cover and post a pick for you:)

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:03 PM

I've also heard of the rubber glove trick...

I'd like to see the 22R cover people are talking about though...



yeah we learned that one the hard way... hehe...

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Yeah, right after that trip I started looking for solutions to waterproof my disty.

#9 Markus56

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:32 PM

I am thinking along the lines of an upside down coffee can with holes in the plastic lid so you can take it off.

cut a straight line and make a hole in the middle for the bottom of the lid for the distributor and the route the spark plug wires and zip tie them to the base of the disty. then silicone the **** out of the lid to seal it off and snap the can into place with duct tape or something for security.

you would probably need longer spark plug wires though

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 01:34 PM

The hardcore offroad mud racing guys you grease. No crap. It's messy as hell, but, a solid layer of it around the mounting flange of the cap is supposed to work really well. Maybe try a thin layer of grease, and then a rubber glove. Should work.

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 03:53 PM

candle wax & kerosene

melt the wax in the kerosene so it looks thick paste like and brush on




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